Sungate and Solarban Coatings for Windows in Edmonton
Supreme Windows & Doors has partnered with Vitro to offer you solar control low-E glass that reduces the amount of heat getting absorbed into a home during the day. This specific attribute makes this glass an ideal choice for moderate to warm (or cooling-dominated) climates. Contact us for Sungate coatings for windows in Edmonton.
Passive Low-E Coating
Solar heat gain is common in cooling-dominated climates. In such places, the windows transmit solar heat energy to the interior of the home, making the interiors of your home warm. This phenomenon takes place only during the daytime, making the interior home temperatures rise.
Benefits of Passive Low-E Glass Windows
Supreme Windows is proud to offer a high-performance passive Low-E glass solution. This coating will help maintain a higher solar heat gain co-efficient which means that more solar energy is transmitted through the glass, helping to heat your home.
Difference Between Sungate 400 and Solarban 60
Both Sungate 400 and Solarban 60 are high-performance low-E glass solutions but both work on different principles. Some of the differences are as follows:
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Solarban 60 Solar Control Low-E Glass
Solarban® 60 solar control, low-e glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) was engineered to control solar heat gain, which is essential to minimizing cooling costs. In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 60 glass offers an exterior appearance similar to clear, uncoated glass.
With a very good Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.39, Solarban® 60 glass blocks 66 percent of the total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of the visible light to pass through. This combination produces an excellent Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ratio of 1.79, along with exceptional insulating performance, as evidenced by its 0.29 winter nighttime U-value.
Solarban® 60 glass can be coated on Starphire® glass and paired with Starphire® glass to produce an IGU with exceptional clarity and solar control characteristics. For even more colour and performance options, it can be coated on the second (#2) surface of nearly all Vitro’s wide range of tinted glasses. It also can be combined in an IGU with any Vitro tinted glass, Solarcool® reflective glass or Vistacool® subtly reflective, colour-enhanced glass (see performance data on back page).
Sungate® 400 Low-E Glass
Sungate® 400 is a passive low-e glass from Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) designed specifically for heating-dominated climates. Manufactured with a magnetron sputtered vaccum deposition (MSVD) “soft coat,” Sungate® 400 glass aids commercial buildings in retaining solar and furnace heat to help reduce winter heating costs.
Aesthetic and Performance Options
In addition to offering excellent insulating performance, Sungate® 400 glass has an exceptionally clear aesthetic. When coated on a standard clear glass substrate, Sungate® 400 glass has a Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of 76 percent. On Starphire Ultra Clear® glass, VLT climbs to more than 80 percent. Sungate® 400 glass performs best as a passive low-e product when specified as a third-surface coating on Starphire® glass. In a one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with Starphire® glass, this configuration generates a winter U-value of 0.32 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.73, which is 15 percent better than the 0.63 SHGC attained with a similar Sungate® 400 unit with conventional clear glass in a third-surface configuration. Sungate® 400 glass also has been engineered to work with Solarban® 60 and 70XL glasses to optimize performance in triple-pane IGU’s.